GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Salvation Army officials say they hope a new Family Store the organization is opening in Gulfport will raise enough money to fund its programs year-round.
The store opens Saturday. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/10Y83PL ) that a similar store in Gulfport was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. When that happened, the organization lost a major source of funding for its programs aiding people in south Mississippi.
The retail area of the new store is 13,000 square feet, and the whole building is 24,000 square feet. The store will feature men's and women's clothing and shoes, as well as purses, jewelry, furniture, kids' clothes and toys, electronics, medical supplies and exercise equipment.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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